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Pittsburgh, PA - Director of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services

Job Description: Carnegie Mellon, one of the world leaders in higher education and research, is seeking a highly experienced leader to direct the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services (DR/BC) programs. This leadership position is a part of a growing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) organization within the university. ERM is committed to helping the university actively manage and mitigate the many inherent risks associated with operating a global institution of higher education. The ERM program helps bolster ongoing efforts to keep the campus community safe and resilient. DR/BC Services provide the guidance, tools, and governance commensurate with the strategic mission and risk tolerance of the university and its divisional units so that they may continue to provide critical services in the event of a disaster or significant business disruption. You will lead a team of professionals through all aspects of the DR/BC lifecycles, including Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Program Management
  • Presentation Development and Delivery
  • Training and Education
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Risk Assessment and Gap Analysis
  • Technology Prioritization and Recovery Orchestration
  • Plan Development/Management
  • Emergency Management Planning/Exercising
  • Incident Command

We are looking for someone who exhibits excellent writing, communication, organization, and leadership skills. You should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively in a collaborative environment where you will need to influence diverse constituents. We will seek a leader who has superior planning, and project management skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Continuity, Information Technology or related field required
  • 7+ years of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity management experience
  • Certifications specific to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity required

How to Apply:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

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